Osaka

How to Spend 24 Hours in Osaka, Japan

Before heading to Japan, I was told by everyone who’d been before me that Osaka was their least favourite city, but within moments of being there myself, I knew I’d disagree with them all. OK, it’s not the huge bustling,…

Hong Kong

Three Ways to Eat Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Dim sum was my first foray into Chinese food, way back when I was still a fussy eater (can you believe I was ever anything but a never-ending stomach?!). It’s bite-sized food filled with all sorts of delicious things; it’s canapés…

Osaka

Seven Things British Transport Could Learn From Japan Rail

When my friends and I were planning our trip to Japan, we knew we wanted to cram in as many places as possible within our two-week itinerary. Bullet trains are synonymous with the Land of the Rising Sun, and it…

Kobe

Eating Kobe Beef in Japan at Wakkoqu, Kobe

As much as a country may be well known for certain dishes, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll always find regional specialities that locals are super proud of. Here in the UK we have exactly that, from Yorkshire puddings…

Himeji

A Day at Himeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle has a lot to answer for. Its iconic structure and shape has been the blueprint for literally hundreds of imitation buildings across Japan and the world. You might not know it by name, but I bet that as…

Hong Kong

Traditional Claypot Rice at Four Seasons, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city that fascinates me in its juxtaposition of modern and traditional, and there’s no expression that shows that any more clearly than in the variety of food available. I’ve had wonderful brunches in Hong Kong that…

Hong Kong

Why Sheung Wan is My Favourite Area of Hong Kong

The first time I visited the Hong Kong, I stayed in Sheung Wan, but on my most recent trip I still gravitated back there. It’s a vibrant mix of traditional Chinese culture and modern urban living, with some of Hong…

Hong Kong

Three Awesome and Affordable Places to Eat in Hong Kong

  Hong Kong has strong elements of London’s vibe, with food trends and brunch culture being alive and well. Each time I’ve been to Hong Kong I’ve been overwhelmed by where to eat, because generally, you can’t really go wrong.…

Seoul

The Best Street Food in Seoul, South Korea

  When I travel, I always research the restaurants I want to try, but when I’m in Asia it’s more what I’m going to eat rather than where. Street food is the staple of local life but to tourists it could…